Hammer & Swine

Swinburne Student Union’s Hammer & Swine is the only fully licenced bar operating within the Hawthorn Campus precinct.

Incorporating a relaxed lounge-style layout, but also offering the best local outdoor rooftop garden, the Hammer & Swine is the perfect location to unwind between classes, to meet up with friends, to kick-start a group-project, or simply be entertained by one of the regular social-parties and themed event evenings throughout the year.

The Hammer and Swine is a must visit on-campus location for students, parents, staff and visitors alike.

The Hammer and Swine also can cater for private functions and events, can accommodate large group meetings and forums, and regularly hosts events including Trivia and Stand-Up Comedy Nights, local band performances, cultural celebrations and events, as well as screenings of movies and sporting events.

Standard Operating Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2PM - 8PM
Wednesday: 2PM - 8PM
Thursday: 2PM - 11PM
Friday: 2PM - 8PM
Weekends: Closed

With extended hours available by application for special events and functions.

Looking to book the H&S?

To make a booking or to find out about upcoming events, please contact us at:

Or fill in one of the forms below.

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Find our entire standard menu, cocktail list, member prices and catering menu below:


Hammer & Swine Booking Form

Clubs' Hammer & Swine EOI Form

Welcome Clubs to Swinburne Student Union’s Hammer & Swine, the only fully licensed bar operating within the Hawthorn Campus precinct.


Steps for Clubs booking events in the Hammer & Swine

  1. Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form with as much information as possible.
  2. Once received, the Hammer & Swine team will be in contact to finalize the details and provide a formal quote for your event
  3. This quote must then be approved at a minuted Club meeting to ensure Swinburne Student Life can provide funds for the event
  4. Once the Club meeting has finished, complete a formal request for funding on the Student Life website
  5. Once Student Life have approved the funding they will inform the Hammer & Swine who will be in contact with you to confirm your event
  6. Most importantly: Have fun at your event!
    NB- If your event requires a temporary licence, the Hammer & Swine will need at least 5 weeks notice of approval of funding to apply for the temporary licence.


Standard operating hours include:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday12:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday12:00pm to 11:00pm

Extended hours are available by application for special events and functions.


Bar Tab Form

All Bar Tab and Drink Card applications must be made at least 3 business before the event, to ensure that there is enough time to process and organise your request with all relevant parties.


All bar tabs/drink card prices will be charged at Member’s Prices. This is to ensure we cover all relevant costs such as COGS and Staffing.


Please use the table below to estimate a cost for your bar tab or how much your drink cards will cost you.



  • Pots $4
  • Pints $7
  • Jugs $13
  • Wine $5
  • Soft Drinks $3


Band Enquiry Form

With the Hammer & Swine hosting live music events including our regular Bands & Bevs night, we are opening up applications to local musos who are interested in being booked to play in the bar. Soloists, duos and bands are all welcome to apply. Please note by completing this form you are placing an expression of interest with us – this form does not guarantee you a booking.

** Although the Hammer & Swine does have some sound equipment (PA, Mic, Mic Stand) we do require artists to bring their own cables, instruments and specialist equipment required for your set.